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Leaders Of Tomorrow Essay Contest For Opportunity To See Barack Obama

Huddle is excited to be part of an initiative to give a young leader of tomorrow the opportunity to win a $500 cash prize and a floor seat for “A Conversation With Barack Obama” November 13 at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, a sold-out event featuring the former U.S. president.

Atlantic Business Magazine’s inaugural Young Leaders of Tomorrow essay contest is being produced in collaboration with Huddle and The Independent, an online news outlet in Newfoundland.

The topic to be discussed with this contest is deliberately open-ended. How do YOU define prosperity and what do YOU think needs to happen for Atlantic Canada to be prosperous within a decade? Our intention is to learn which issues are most important to our younger readers. Is it climate change? The state of democracy? Immigration? Food security? Technology, AI and the future of work? Something else entirely? That’s for YOU to decide.

Essays should be a concise and persuasive defense of your point of view, supported by fact-based research.

How to enter:
  • Entries must be no less than 1,000 and no more than 1,200 words in length and must be written in English.
  • Only one entry per person is permitted.
  • Entries must be emailed to [email protected] as a plaintext file in the body of an email (email attachments will not be opened or accepted).
  • Entries must be received by 12:00 pm AST, Friday, September 20th, 2019. Entries received after that time will not be eligible for the competition.
  • Entries will not be returned; ensure you keep a copy for your own records before submission.
  • Entries must be the original work of the entrant.
  • Entries must be suitable for publication; the judges reserve the right to disqualify entries that are defamatory, obscene or offensive.
  • All residents of Atlantic Canada between the ages of 19 and 25 in the 2019 calendar year are eligible to enter EXCEPT employees of Atlantic Business Magazine, Huddle and The Independent and their immediate families.
  • Entrants must provide proof of age and Atlantic Canada residence (such as a valid driver’s licence or passport)
By entering the competition, you agree to the following Terms and Conditions.
  • There will be one winner and one prize comprised of: one ticket (valued at $1,000) to see Barack Obama in Halifax on Wednesday, November 13; $500 cash; and, publication of the winning essay on any of the media platforms associated with Atlantic Business Magazine, Huddle and The Independent.
  • The prize is non-transferable and must be accepted as-is.
  • Runner-ups may be published on any of the media platforms associated with Atlantic Business Magazine, Huddle and The Independent.
  • Entries will be judged by three editors, one each from Atlantic Business Magazine, Huddle and The Independent.
  • Entrants grant Atlantic Business Magazine, Huddle and The Independent a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free licence to publish, broadcast (across all media) and post the entry on our respective media platforms.
  • Entrants grant Atlantic Business Magazine, Huddle and The Independent permission to publish their name, age, place of residence and photo.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • The winner will be notified within 30 days of the contest closing date.
  • If the winner is not able to accept their prize, we reserve the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant.
  • Neither Atlantic Business Magazine, Huddle or The Independent is responsible or liable for any damages, loss or injury occurring as a result of accepting the prize.